Dots & Poppies

Snowmen in Spring

Today is the first day of spring and we woke up to snow here in Southern Alberta!  So I suppose that it’s only fitting that today would be the day I finally get around to posting my finished “Let it Snow” quilt by Nancy Halverson. I’m only about 3 months late!  I will admit that I have fallen behind in my blogging but I have several finished quilts that are photographed and ready to be posted so hopefully I will get back into the swing of posting more often again soon!

Let It SnowI started this quilt this fall and finished it just before New Years.  It was my annual Christmas quilt!  I love the whimsical snowmen with the trees and snowflakes because it made for a nice winter quilt rather than specifically Christmas.   Let It Snow

My favourite part of this quilt is the quilting in the trees.  I improvised and design and I loved how it turned out!IMG_0728

I did double loop meandering in the snowmen and a swirly star pattern in the snowflakes.

IMG_0833 IMG_0769 IMG_0767I chose this grey and white minky for the backing and I made bias cut stripped binding.

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Also you’ve got to see these super sweet bootie slippers that my best friend Sara crocheted  for me for Christmas!  I absolutely love them!

IMG_0831So, speaking of winter… have you all seen the movie Frozen yet?  Since I don’t have any children of my own, my sister informed me that we should “take Donovan to the movies” so we could see it together.  She had already watched it on a Disney cruise she went on over Christmas and so she knew that I must see it!  Hence we brought Donovan (my nephew) to the movies.  Amazing movie!!!!  I was so pleased to FINALLY see a movie that did not send the message to young girls that the answer to your happily-ever-after is finding Prince Charming.  Hallelujah!  What a great message in this movie and one that I think is so important for young girls to hear!  Finding Mr. Right is not the end all be all.  Rather, being yourself, being confident in who you are, and the love of family and friends are also important, and I think more important, than finding the man of your dreams.

And with that I will step off my soap box and leave you with this cute scene from the movie. :)




Dots and Poppies

Dots & Poppies

My best friend Sara, as you already know form my previous crochet posts, crochets.  And of course by that I mean she crochets a lot and is amazing at it!  I have been saving this post for a while now.  This is a beautiful retro hexagon blanket that she made for her cousin, Michelle's new baby girl! … [Continue reading...]

Vintage Valentine


My mom made this needle turn appliqué quilt. She is amazing and hand quilting, which is something that I have no desire to do! But her specialty is embellishments and you'll notice that she added lots of cute buttons and whatnot to her project. I was so proud of all the work she did on this … [Continue reading...]

Peacock Afghan


Here we have yet another fantastic afghan the Sara made for her grandma. She also got the pattern from the book Unexpected Afghans. I ordered that book myself but I done expect that I will be as productive on the crochet front as Sara is! Perhaps I'll be able to make one or two of the unique … [Continue reading...]

Veledilo Cable Afghan


Sara made this great monochromatic, warm, thick, and cozy afghan for her sister-in-law for Christmas this year. It's a simple and modern afghan that might be my favourite of all her projects so far! I'm not saying I didn't love all of her other colourful beautiful creations but … [Continue reading...]



It's finished! I started this popular quilt in the summer of 2011 and I used fat quarters from my stash for each of the blocks. I slowly worked on it for the last two years and this October I finally finished it. I did the quilting with my attempt at a wood grain pattern. It was harder … [Continue reading...]

Chicopee Kalidescope


This one is already one of my very favourite quilts! I love the colours and I love the pattern. I started piecing this quilt last winter and started quilting it on the day I was evacuated from my house because of the flood. After a couple weeks when I was able to go back I spent a few hours … [Continue reading...]

Crazy Cat Lady quilt


Once again, I have neglected keeping you up to date on my quilting. The truth is I have three quilts ready to show you and I have just not got around to blogging about them. So here is the second cat quilt I made when I did the Pinwheel Party quilt in my last post. I also had this on … [Continue reading...]

Bendable Curves – Pinwheel Party

Pinwheel Party by Kerrie Schwandt

So way back, I can't even remember when, maybe 5 years ago, I made this quilt top!  I found fabric that I loved and searched for a pattern that would work with these prints.  I found the pattern, Pinwheel Party,  in this book called Bendable Curves. It seemed like a great idea in the beginning but … [Continue reading...]



Well, I have finally reached the capacity of my sewing room!  I have fabric and kits stashed everywhere and I have gotten to the point where there are things that I love but they have been sitting untouched for years and it's time to let them go.  In the time since I bought some of these things my … [Continue reading...]